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La soiree des Thuileries

A work made of etching on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on cream laid paper.




Jean Baptiste Blaise Simonet (French, 1742-1813)
after Pierre Antoine Baudouin (French, 1723-1769)

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The prolific reproductive printmaker Jean Baptiste Blaise Simonet frequently etched paintings by Pierre Antoine Baudouin. This frothy confection lacks Baudouin’s pastel colors and gauzy glazes, but substitutes an ethereal sense of moonlight. Two stylish lovers share a knowing glance—and a glimpse of skin—on a park bench partially concealed behind a monumental column. This early state of Simonet’s print lacks a title or signature, but the couple’s elegant meeting place is specified in the final state as the Tuileries Garden, near the Louvre, Paris.


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Jean Baptiste Blaise Simonet


La soiree des Thuileries


France (Artist's nationality)


Artist's working dates 1762–1813


Etching on cream laid paper


Image: 29.1 × 23.3 cm (11 1/2 × 9 3/16 in.); Plate: 36.1 × 26.7 cm (14 1/4 × 10 9/16 in.); Sheet: 36.3 × 27 cm (14 5/16 × 10 11/16 in.)

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Gift of the Print and Drawing Club

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